Stories by Martha Irvine

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Credibility of cadaver dogs increases

BENTON, Calif. - Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools - canines that can detect even small particles of human remains. But proving what these ...
By Martha Irvine

Thursday, July 10, 2014

P@$$w0rd confusion has many seeking other options

Frustration over passwords is as common across the age brackets as the little reminder notes on which people often write them.
By Martha Irvine

Saturday, April 19, 2014

As girls grow, their leggings draw attention

EVANSTON, Ill. - They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, glorified tights to others. Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss.
By Martha Irvine

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Are lesbian athletes more accepted than gays?

It might be a man's world, as the saying goes, but lesbians seem to have an easier time living in it than gay men do.
By Martha Irvine

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wrong technology leaves many waiting

CHICAGO - Technology is supposed to make us easier to reach, and often does. But the same modes of communication that have hooked us on the instant reply also can leave us feeling forgotten. We ...
By Martha Irvine

Friday, June 22, 2012

Playing baseball in 1976 made girl a better person

I was 11. I just wanted to play baseball. And because, at the time, the sports association in my hometown had no offerings for girls my age, they let me.
By Martha Irvine

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012

Teens warm to life on Twitter

CHICAGO - Teens don't tweet, will never tweet - too public, too many older users. Not cool. That has been the prediction for a while now, born of numbers showing that fewer than one in 10 teens ...
By Martha Irvine

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008

Big city dream just that

CHICAGO --- Kimberly Bratton is an optimist, an adventurer -- one who picked up from Texas and moved to a city where she knew no one, with no job, in the middle of a recession.
By Martha Irvine

Sunday, Aug 10, 2008

Groups share to cut costs in communities

CHICAGO --- Keri Rainsberger isn't rich. She works in the nonprofit world for a relatively low-profit salary. Yet, as many Americans are scrimping for every penny, she hardly feels the pinch.
By Martha Irvine
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